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David Haye: Joe Joyce impressed in Anthony Joshua sparring

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Olympic silver medallist Joe Joyce is being put on a fast track when he makes his professional debut in September.

The Briton has signed professional terms with Hayemaker Ringstar, a joint promotional venture between former world heavyweight champion David Haye and Richard Schaefer of Ringstar Promotions.

Haye -- who plans to continue his own career in December once he has recovered from an Achilles injury -- says fellow Londoner Joyce will move quickly in his career and hopes to eventually secure him a rematch with Frenchman Tony Yoka, who beat him in the 2016 Olympic super-heavyweight final.

"I'm just literally going to get my career over with before he moves on to the world scene," said Haye.

"He has time against him in one aspect -- he's 31 years of age. But I know first-hand, I've seen what he can do to some very high-level, world-class professional boxers.

"Joe was sparring with Hughie Fury a couple of weeks ago, he sparred with Anthony Joshua before the Wladimir Klitschko fight, and he gave a very, very good account of himself.

"He's 10-round fit today. He could fight in a 10-round fight in a week's time against pretty much anybody in the world and he would probably win, he is that good.

"He doesn't need the little four-rounders against guys from wherever who just turn up. He doesn't want to waste a year hitting people with one shot and them falling over. He wants to do eight, 10-rounders straight away, he is that advanced."

Yoka, 25, made his debut in Paris last month after turning professional with Los Angeles-based Schaefer's company.

"I talked to Joe about a rematch in the professionals," said Schaefer.

"If you look at the top 10, 15, 20-ranked heavyweights today, there are only two I wouldn't put him in with right now: [WBA-IBF world champion] Anthony Joshua and [WBC world champion] Deontay Wilder. All the others I would have no problem with.

"He needs five or six fights before we can put him in with Wilder or Joshua."

Joyce and Haye (28-3, 26 KOs), who was being stopped by Tony Bellew in March, will be shown on comedy channel Dave in the UK.